Media and drug use

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The media certainly play a role in teen drug use. You don’t have to look very far to find a movie or a television show or a song that glamorizes drug and alcohol use. An impressionable young minds are incredibly likely and very quick to take those messages to heart. There’s a ton of information out there that says that smoking is seen in movies, directly causing an increase in smoking in teenagers to see those scenes, now that said, media are now more powerful than parents. If you take those smoking scenes that we just discussed and talk with your kid about that scene after they’ve seen it looses it’s ability that caused them to smoke at a higher rate. Parents also can help their kids by controlling or at least overseeing the type of media that their kids are exposed to. My daughter is 9, what we do with her is we basically check common sense media for content information about movies that my daughter wants to see and we exercise our judgment, we were incredibly quick to talk with her about things that may have confused her or we feel may mislead her. The important thing here is that the media lose their power to influence your kids’ decision as you become more involved in your kids life and talk with them about the media that they’re seeing.

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Jonathan Scott

Drug Prevention Speaker, Author & Dad

Miles to Go educators, Jonathan and Kelly are professional speakers, writers and parents who specialize in drug prevention education for students, teachers and parents. Working from their base in Southern California, they have spent the past 17 years lecturing in the private school community using humor, science and multi-sensory teaching techniques to simplify a complex subject. Their first book, Not All Kids Do Drugs came out in 2010 and their second The Mother’s Checklist of Drug Prevention in 2011. Their third book, Where’s The Party was published in 2012.

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